Happy October Horror Music Bloggers! Steve Jablonsky Music Month!

Happy October Horror Music Bloggers! This is our favorite time of year as its countdown to Halloween!

Wanted to share with you one of my favorite music composers of all time, Steve Jablonsky.

Steve Jablonsky (born October 9, 1970) is an American music composer for film, television and video games working at Hans Zimmer’s studio Remote Control Productions (formerly known as Media Ventures).

He has composed the music to the movies The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Steamboy (2004), The Amityville Horror (2005), The Island (2005), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), The Hitcher (2007), D-War (2007) Transformers (2007) , Friday the 13th (2009), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) and Battleship (2012).

Jablonsky is a very talented music composer, and you will probably know him best for his work on Transformers, but he has composed some pretty scary themes for some great Horror films over the last few years, including the Amityville Horror, Friday 13th and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Check out some of his music below -

This score from Friday 13th is classic Jablonsky. His use of percussive elements (be that traditional or digital) is brilliant, and really adds movement to the score. I feel that this is one of Jablonsky’s trademark composing moves – his use of Rhythm is fantastic!

Next up is his theme for Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Again you can hear the many layers of percussion and rhythm interlacing throughout. It’s very driving this one and also very scary! The brass bends really give it that edge!

Last up is the Amityville Horror, a stunning theme with melody! Something you don’t hear too often in film scores! Very haunting note choices, and a wonderful use of a harp in this one. It’s well paced and takes its time to develop and unfold!

Overall, Jablonsky is a brilliant music composer, and his work on Horror films is not as well known as his association with Transformers, but its is Horror work which i personally love!

Hope you all enjoy Halloween, whatever you maybe doing, and will catch up with you next month!

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